(Santa Ana, CA) - Santa Ana College (SAC) is ranked third in California as a top college in the West Coast, according to a recent report from EDsmart.org, a nationally-recognized publisher of college resources and rankings.
The rankings are based on data gathered from the U.S. Department of Education and are broken down by state, including California, Oregon and Washington. Criteria used for consideration included affordability, location, online degree offerings and average post-graduation salaries.
“At Santa Ana College, we have a rich, diverse group of students seeking to meet their educational goals, and we offer a variety of modalities of instruction to meet students where they are," said Dr. Annebelle Nery, president of SAC. “Education changes lives, and we accept the top 100 percent of students. This recognition of Santa Ana College to be ranked as one of the top three best colleges in California is an honor, and I'm so proud our students benefit from the robust, academic programs Santa Ana College offers."
Students at SAC can choose from multiple pathways with over 200 degrees and certificates available, and the college offers a complete complement of student resources available for both in-person and remote learning to assist students in reaching their academic goals. Santa Ana College offers affordable, high-quality education for students seeking to earn associate degrees, certificates in career education, university transfer, baccalaureate degree in Occupational Studies, or career advancement.
Additionally, SAC offers an online degree pathway program, where students can earn their two-year degree in a variety of pathways completely online for about $3,000. For more information about the online degree pathway program, please visit sac.edu/onlinedegree.
For the baccalaureate degree in Occupational Studies (OS), students can obtain their four-year degree for approximately $10,500. In September 2014, former Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 850 to establish a statewide baccalaureate pilot program at no more than 15 California community colleges. Santa Ana College was selected as one of these colleges. The OS program is accepting applications on a rolling basis. For more information, please visit sac.edu/os.
Rancho Santiago Community College District Chancellor Marvin Martinez added, “It is a privilege to receive such outstanding recognition and to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students that went into making this recognition a reality."
The spring semester started this week with late-start classes beginning April 11, 2022. To learn more about Santa Ana College, or to enroll, please visit sac.edu.
The complete list of rankings can be found at edsmart.org/west-coast-colleges.
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About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and provides invaluable workforce training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college's School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation's top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.